UST ranked second among Philippine universities in terms of its graduates’ employability, according to a survey by London’s Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS) released on Sept. 23.

UST remained in the 251-300 bracket of the 2022 QS Graduate Employability Rankings, the same as the 2020 edition.

Ateneo de Manila University was the top Philippine university, figuring in the 151-160 bracket.

De La Salle University and the University of the Philippines placed in the 301-500 bracket.

“The QS Graduate Employability Rankings are increasingly challenging as our efforts focus on improving the traditional drivers of university performance with various aspects and indicators that are becoming more important,” Nestor Ong, head of the UST Office of QS/THE Rankings, told the Varsitarian.

The graduate employability rankings evaluate universities according to five metrics: partnerships with employers, graduate employment rate, employer-student connections, alumni outcomes, and employer reputation.

Ong said UST improved its graduate employment rate, rising to 33rd in the 2022 rankings with a 95.3 rating, from 60th in the 2020 rankings.

UST also improved in the employer-student connections criterion with a rating of 94.8, good for 35th in 2022 from 57th in 2020.

The University’s standing remained unchanged in the following indicators: partnerships with employers, alumni outcomes, and employer reputation.

UST will likely remain in the top 60 percent in next year’s employability rankings, Ong said.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the top university in the world in the 2022 graduate employability rankings, with an overall score of 100.

Tsinghua University in Beijing, China is the top-ranked university in Asia with an overall score of 96.9.

The 2022 Graduate Employability Rankings aims to evaluate which universities are producing the most employable graduates “with the ‘soft skills’ required for the modern workplace.” Jamilah B. Angco


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